SHAKIRA is an interesting diploid Italian ryegrass with an early heading date. It shows good early spring growth and a high 1st conservation cut in the 1st harvest year. SHAKIRA is a healthy variety with high resistance against the ryegrass mosaic virus. 

National listing/Official recommendation:

  • early heading yielder
  • good early spring growth
  • healthy variety


Ploidy diploid
Mature early to inter
Ploidy diploid
Mature early to inter
Total Annual Yields
1st harvest year (% of 17.56 t DM/ha)100
2nd harvest year (% of 14.35 t DM/ha)101
Total yield: mean (% of 15.99 t DM/ha)100
Year of sowing (% of 2.03 t DM/ha) 92
1st and 2nd cut ME yield, first harvest year (% of 117 000 MJ/ha) 100
Seasonal Growth (1st harvest year)
Early spring growth (% of 1.66 t DM/ha)100
Conservation management
1st conservation cut (% of 6.37 t DM/ha)102
1st conservation cut D-Value 70.8
2nd conservation cut (% of 4.21 t DM/ha)100
2nd conservation cut D-Value64.1
Monthly cuts ( % of 5.39 t DM/ha) 97
Agronomic characters
Ground cover% (1st harvest year)57
Ground cover% (2nd harvest year)45
Autumn ground cover (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)3.3
Winter hardiness (1-9, 1=poor 9=good) 7.1
Disease resistance
Ryegrass mosaic virus (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.2
Mildew (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.6
Brown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.3
Crown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.7

Source: AHDB Italian Ryegrass Varieties Recommended List 2023/2024

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 10/2022. Subject to change without notice.